225 – Born in Huesca, Spain. Lawrence was said to be a Spaniard, who came to Rome to serve Pope Saint Sixtus II as one of the seven deacons of Rome. 257 – He became a deacon and was placed in charge of the administration of Church goods and care for the poor. 258 – ..
1637 – Thomas Ken, born in Little Berkhampstead, Hertfordshire, SE England, UK on the month of July. He English churchman, was the most eminent of the English non-juring bishops, and one of the fathers of modern English hymnology 1652 – He entered Winchester College. 1656 – Became a student of Hart Hall, Oxford. 1657 – ..
Roman ruler. Eastern Roman Emperor 9 August 525 AD – 14 November 565 AD. Reign as Imperator Caesar Justinianus Augustus. 483 AD – Born on May 11th in Tauresina, Illyricum. Eastern Roman Emperor, noted for his administrative reorganization of the imperial government. 518 AD – He became the administrator for Justin, ..
5 B.C – He was born this year in Judea, he is a key figure in the Biblical stories of Jesus Christ. According to the Gospels, John’s role was to announce the coming of Jesus: in John 1:23. 33 A.D – He was executed (beheading) by the ruler Herod this year. In the Catholic ..
1542 – Born on the 24th of June in Fontiveros, Spain 1563 – He became a Carmelite monk at Medina del Campo, Spain. 1567 – He became was ordained priest. 1568 – St. Teresa of Ávila, the celebrated mystic, enlisted his help in her restoration of Carmelite life to its original observance of austerity. 1576 ..
1495 – Born in Montemor Noro, Portugal on the 8th of March. 1550 – He died on the 8th of March, his 55th birthday. 1690 – He was canonized by Pope Alexander VIII in 1690, and was later named the patron saint of hospitals, the sick, nurses, firefighters and booksellers. &nb..
Judean Jewish martyr, prophet, and religious leader. Baptized by John the Baptist. Began large-scale ministry and gathered twelve apostles, establishing basis for Christian church. As charismatic leader, aroused fear among Roman secular authorities and Jewish priesthood. Upon betrayal by Judas Iscariot at Gethsemane, seized by Roman soldiers and brought before Sanhedrin ..
1412 – Joan of Arc, also known as Jeanne d’Arc, born on the 6th of January, was a national heroine of France and is a saint of the Roman Catholic Church. French saint and national heroine, called the Maid of Orléans; daughter of a farmer of Domrémy on the border of Champagne and Lorraine. 1425 ..
1607 – Saint Isaac Jogues, born on the 10th of January in Orléans, France. He was a Jesuit missionary who travelled and worked among the Native Americans in North America. 1624 – Entered the Society of Jesus. 1642 – He was sent to New France as a missionary to the Huron and Algonquin allies of ..
470 AD – Born in Populonia, Tuscany, Italy. 523 AD – Priest in Rome and the 53rd pope, Italy’s ruler. – Roman Catholic Pope. – He tried to involve Pope John in his political machinations. 525 AD – He was sent by Theodoric at ..